The Federal Government’s funding announcement of $537 million for the aged care sector is a welcome start to addressing the issues raised by the royal commission, says Catholic Health Australia (CHA).
On the 2 October 2019, the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, asked the Aged Care Financing Authority (ACFA) to examine the potential financial impact on home care providers of the Australian Government’s 2019-20 Budget measure to improve the way home care providers are paid Government subsidy and provide advice to him by 13 December 2019.
Catholic Health Australia has today welcomed Minister for Health Greg Hunt's announcement of an additional $90 million for the Indigenous Australians' Health Programme.
Catholic Health Australia, Australia’s largest non-government grouping of health, community, and aged care services, welcomes the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
Catholic Health Australia has announced the appointment of Pat Garcia as its new Chief Executive Officer. Catholic Health Australia Chair, the Hon. John Watkins said Pat Garcia’s blend of skills and experience was the right fit for the organisation.
“I am delighted to welcome Pat Garcia as the new CEO of Catholic Health Australia,” Mr Watkins said.
After almost five years of service, Catholic Health Australia’s Chief Executive, Suzanne Greenwood, will depart the organisation in August 2019.
CHA Board Chairperson, Paul Robertson AO, said whilst sorry to see Ms Greenwood depart, he was grateful for her leadership contribution and wished her every success in her future career.
Mr Robertson said, “Suzanne is a fierce advocate for expanding access to health care for all people and has led CHA expertly, and always with the best interests in mind of those who are cared for in Catholic hospitals and aged care services."
On the 19th of June the ‘Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017‘ comes into effect in Victoria. Since the Act’s passing in 2017, Catholic health and aged care services in Victoria have been working together to ensure that we have a clear and consistent response to the Act. Our services are committed to excellent end of life care and have been serving the Australian community in end of life care for nearly 130 years. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE.
Catholic Health Australia congratulates Prime Minister Scott Morrison and all members of his Coalition Government on their Federal Election victory. Chief Executive Suzanne Greenwood said that Catholic Health Australia looks forward to continuing to work with the Government for improved health outcomes for all Australians. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE.
Catholic Health Australia is supporting a diverse coalition of aged care providers, unions, health professionals and consumer groups who are calling on candidates in the May 18 Federal election to commit to “getting aged care right for everyone”.
CHA CEO Suzanne Greenwood said all Australians deserved to age well and with dignity, whether they chose to be at home or in residential aged care. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE.
The Federal Budget was announced on 2 April 2019. CHA has provided a member briefing of the key issues in the 2019 Budget and in the Opposition’s Budget Response.